Highlights of the speech of Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee GBS JP, Member of Hong Kong Legislative Council
Hong Kong did fairly effectively initially through the pandemic. There’s lots of people coming and going, who introduced the virus to us.
We’re flattening the curve, and the scenario is enhancing. The pandemic confirmed lack of management, and unwillingness to offer assist to international locations. Notably the US and Europe, the so-called leaders of the free world. Trump initially refused to acknowledge we had a pandemic.
All corporations are struggling to get vaccine manufacturing to hurry. The management of the free world haven’t been sharing info with creating international locations. China and Russia are sharing info.
The worldwide economic system will proceed to be depressed for a very long time. However Hong Kong is comparatively fortunate. Now we have entered into contracts to purchase vaccines.
Even when we now have COVID underneath management, we must preserve our borders closed. This implies the worldwide economic system will proceed to be depressed for a very long time.
We do not have the sources to develop the vaccine, however we now have the sources to purchase them. Now we have assist from mainland China.
We introduced again many residents stranded overseas. We do our half to maintain this pandemic underneath management.
WHO continues to offer recommendation, but it surely was not heeded by President Trump. I am glad President Biden is extra responsive.
All of us have lockdown fatigue, the pandemic will go on for a very long time attributable to lack of management from developed international locations.